"Religionis Catholicae in America Boreali Disseminatae Repraesentatio Geographica", Scherer, Heinrich
Subject: South America
Period: 1702 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Hand Color
13.5 x 8.5 inches
34.3 x 21.6 cm
Superb, decorative map of the continent dominated by a huge cartouche showing Christ on the cross with the natives of South America at its base. The locations of missions are shown throughout. The map is further embellished with a ship and numerous fanciful sea monsters. This is a very beautiful map and a graphic record of the spread of Christianity in the New World.
Remnants of hinge tape on verso.